Rebecca and Lakota Sutcliffe enjoy some warm winter sun at Cabarita Beach.
Rebecca and Lakota Sutcliffe enjoy some warm winter sun at Cabarita Beach.

Things are just starting to get icy

THE big chill in Tweed has been more like a “nice, Boston spring” for Pottsville resident Rebecca Sutchiffe and son Lakota.

Ms Sutchiffe and Lakota enjoyed a cool breeze on a walk along Cabarita Beach yesterday as the Tweed rugged up through another chilly morning.

“This is nothing compared to back home. It snows during our winter there,” said Ms Sutchiffe, an American.

“This is beautiful weather here. We've been in the house the past few days with the heater on but decided today we had to get out.

“My friends back in the States think we're so lucky to live on the beach. It costs a fortune to do that over there.”

Tweed residents have been waking up to cooler than average weather with temperatures dropping to 8C in Coolangatta and even 3.9C in Murwillumbah this week.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Jonty Hall said the mercury was expected to slide even lower tomorrow.

“The wind has dropped and it will be fairly calm tonight in most places with dry air and cloud-free conditions as well, so there are three things you really need to get the cold overnight temperatures” he said.

“The Gold Coast will be a couple of degrees above freezing at Coolangatta, probably around two degrees again.”

The temperature is predicted to hit 4C in Tweed Heads tomorrow before some warmer mornings over the weekend.

Murwillumbah will wake up to another 4C morning today and a predicted 6C on Saturday.

Weatherzone meteorologist Matt Pearce said cold, frosty nights could be expected across for the rest of the week.

“As a high-pressure system moves over New South Wales, winds will ease and skies will clear, causing overnight temperatures to plummet,” Mr Pearce said.



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